FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
CRACKING THE FEDERAL
We offer full service, individualized consulting packages to take you from the very start of your Federal job search until you get a Federal job offer.
Our pricing varies tremendously depending on circumstances and various issues that may create challenges in writing your Federal resume (applying
to multiple job series or occupational series, student status, change in career, periods of unemployment or underemployment, highly technical job
field, etc). Please contact us at Info@FederalJobResults.com or 1-844-4FED-JOB during normal business hours for a price quote. We understand the
state of the economy and that many of you may need to discuss various payment options. Please do not hesitate to call our office to discuss your
Financing: An option to finance is available that includes no payment, no interest, if paid within six months. Financing is subject to credit approval,
through online PayPal Pay Later option, with a decision provided within seconds. Should you have any questions about financing call us.
We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, PayPal, personal checks and money orders. Once we have discussed the cost for our
services, we will make payment arrangements directly with you. We do not accept payment through our website because each project is individually
priced. We understand the state of the economy and that many of you may need to discuss various payment options. Please do not hesitate to call
our office to discuss your individual situation.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes we are flexible and we will offer you a payment plan for those paying by credit or debit card. For a $25 service charge, we will offer you a
payment plan. Please contact us for more information.
WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW HIRING REFORM, WHY CAN’T I JUST SUBMIT MY
PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME WITH A COVER LETTER?
Although you can apply with a private sector resume, a Federal resume will allow you to score much higher in the rating process. A cover letter can
be included but it will probably add little value to your application package, unless it is specifically requested in the vacancy announcement.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A FEDERAL JOB?
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GETTING HIRED?
It varies tremendously; it could take a few weeks, a few months or longer. Once you receive an offer of employment, it can take anywhere from a
month to several months (or longer) to actually start work at your new Federal job. Often there is a background security check that needs to be
completed prior to your actual starting date.
After your Federal application is submitted, the HR Specialist “grades” it. Those applications with the highest "grades" are forwarded to the hiring
official, who may or may not contact you for an interview. The hiring manager makes a selection for the best candidate, and if you are selected, the
HR Specialist will contact you to extend an offer of employment, contingent upon a successful background check.
WHAT IF I HAVE SOME PAST NEGATIVE LIFE EXPERIENCES? SHOULD I STILL APPLY?
If you have had a legal altercations or financial hardships, you may still be eligible for Federal employment. Your eligibility for employment will
depend on agency policy, how serious the incident was and how long ago it occurred. Whatever the circumstances are, be honest in your responses
to any questions you are asked because an agency can terminate your employment immediately if it learns that you were not completely honest
during the investigation process.
WHAT IS THE BEST WEBSITE TO USE FOR MY FEDERAL JOB SEARCH?
Most Federal agencies must use www.USAJobs.com to advertise their vacancies. However, all vacancies are not listed on that website. Select the
following link to view other Federal websites for your job search. Click here for Federal Job Resources.
HOW SHOULD I CONTACT FEDERAL JOB RESULTS?
The best method for making your first contact with Federal Job Results is through the Contact Us Form. We will be notified immediately that you have
a question or would like to request a consultation. We will respond to your submission within 48 business hours. If you prefer to make contact by
phone, please call 844.433.3562 and leave your name, number, email address and best time for contact. Your phone call will be returned within 48
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WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET A FEDERAL JOB?
There are three main reasons. First, many people apply to Federal jobs without a tight Federal resume — it is usually not in the proper Federal
format and, more importantly, is not written with the HR Specialist’s perspective in mind. Second, many people apply to jobs for which they may be
qualified, but not best qualified. HR Specialists in the Federal government will not move your resume forward in the hiring process unless they find
that you are BEST qualified. Third, the KSAs are not incorporated into the applicant’s resume. But don’t fret… we can help you get positive results!
HOW LONG SHOULD A FEDERAL RESUME BE?
Private sector resumes are usually one to two pages long. However, a Federal resume is usually much longer—between three and five pages. The
HR Specialist “grades” your resume against criteria developed specifically from the vacancy announcement. It is a test. You get more credit if you
have more details in your resume.
I’VE HEARD THAT KSAs ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
IS THIS TRUE?
Most agencies are no longer requiring you to submit KSA essay responses when you first apply to a Federal job. However, if your application appeals
to the HR Specialist, you may receive a request to submit KSA essays after you've applied. Additionally, as an applicant, it is totally your
responsibility to demonstrate the KSAs in your resume – and there are various methods you can use to do this. They may ask you to submit your
essays before an interview is offered to you, or you may be asked to bring your KSA essays to an interview. Alternatively, you may be asked to
write your essays in the actual interview! The bottom line is that the KSA essay has not disappeared and you may be asked to submit some written
essays if you are going to move forward in the application process.
Absolutely! You never know what will become of a particular vacancy announcement, even if you think it is the perfect job for you. We
recommend that once you have a solid Federal resume, you apply to as many jobs as possible. That way, you won’t have all your eggs in one
IF I AM OFFERED A JOB, CAN I NEGOTIATE MY SALARY?
Yes. You will most likely be offered the job at the lowest salary for the position, but you can always attempt to negotiate. The agency will take
into account your experience, your ability to do the job and your current and past salaries. The HR Specialist will consult with the hiring
manager to determine if s/he is willing and able to increase the starting salary for the position.
SHOULD I APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT A TIME?
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